16 November 2006 - morning
De Telegraaf, Bos working on a left-wing coalition
Bos working on a left-wing coalition
Rutte: 'SP is anti-social'
The Liberal VVD has launched a full-on attack against the Socialist SP. Leader Mark Rutte said the "agitation party" of Jan Marijnissen was anti-social because middle-income earners would suffer and jobs would be lost.
Bos and Balkenende bristle at each other
For the time being at least, there will be no direct efforts to form a coalition between the Christian Democrat CDA and Labour PvdA. In the leaders debate on Wednesday, CDA leader Jan Peter Balkenende and PvdA leader Wouter Bos were unconciliatory towards each other.
Most convincing speaker
Viewers have voted Socialist SP leader Jan Marijnissen the most convincing speaker. He received 34 percent of the votes after the leaders debate on Een Vandaag.
Minority Cabinet looms
The possibility of a minority-rule Cabinet involving the Christian Democrat CDA and Liberal VVD is growing more plausible in political circles in The Hague. VVD Deputy Prime Minister Gerrit Zalm speculated openly about such a possibility on Wednesday, while Labour PvdA leader Wouter Bos said a coalition with the CDA is "more difficult than ever" and spoke out in favour for the first time for a left-wing coalition.
Het Financieele Dagblad
Employers screaming out for people
The strain in the labour market is increasing, with the number of job vacancies higher than the peak reached around the turn of the Millennium, when companies had great problems to find suitable workers.
More youth detained for sex crimes
The number of sex delinquents aged 18 or under being arrested for indecent assault, rape or indecency has tripled in the past 15 years, research by the police academy has indicated.
[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2006]
Subject: Dutch news